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llc
12/07/2012, 06:01 PM
some of my red macros (several different varieties) are losing their color, they are alive, and growing and spreading and doing great, but are no longer red...some have almost gone clear, and some have turned to a green.....how do i get the red color back???

gnu
12/07/2012, 08:06 PM
You might want to prune the clear parts, that usually means that the plant is about to go sexual...quite bad for the tank. After pruning and a little patience, your macro should be healthy again in no time.

llc
12/07/2012, 09:18 PM
not much is going clear...most are growing green instead of red....these are several different types

gnu
12/07/2012, 09:37 PM
Weird...gulf coast ecosystems site has tons of great info, I'd check there. If I come across anything more helpful, I'll let you know.

Veganbrian
12/08/2012, 01:27 AM
What species of plants exactly? How are your parameters? what lighting are you using?

llc
12/08/2012, 08:56 AM
parameters ill have to check, the lighting is the same they have been under, and were red, then they started spreading, and losing their color, and the new stuff growing is green

tektite
12/09/2012, 02:14 PM
Most likely culprit is phosphates being too low

Veganbrian
12/09/2012, 03:34 PM
parameters ill have to check, the lighting is the same they have been under, and were red, then they started spreading, and losing their color, and the new stuff growing is green

This didn't answer any of my questions. We cannot help you fix the problem without his crucial info.

btreyes
12/10/2012, 05:44 AM
I've heard red macros will be brighter reds, blue, etc, if they are under more actinic lighting...